Kentucky Guard Gilgeous-Alexander Declares For Draft

Kentucky freshman point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will enter the draft and sign with an agent, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports tweets.

Gilgeous-Alexander’s decision certainly comes as no surprise, given that he’s a projected lottery pick and could be the first college point guard off the board. He’s currently ranked No. 12 overall by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.

That’s a few notches below the two other top college point guards, Oklahoma’s Trae Young (No. 8) and Alabama’s Collin Sexton (No. 9). But his stock could certainly rise during predraft workouts and he also has the versatile to swing over to the shooting guard spot.

At 6’6”, Gilgeous-Alexander has exceptional size for a point man.

In his lone college season, he averaged 14.4 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 5.1 APG and 1.6 SPG in 33.7 MPG. He shot a solid 48.5% from the field and 40.4% from long range, though he only attempted 57 3-pointers.

Gilgeous-Alexander posted 27 points, six rebounds and six assists in Kentucky’s opening-round NCAA Tournament win over Buffalo but was held to 15 points by Kansas State when the Wildcats were eliminated.

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